Una Mullally: Why laughing at the far-right is dangerous
Humorous responses risk undercutting the seriousness of the rise of white extremism
Protesters and counter-protesters argue during a demonstration in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images
When is it better to laugh at Nazis, and when is it better to punch them? When white supremacist Richard Spencer was punched in the face after Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, DC, earlier this year, such strange ethics were debated.